Many studies require the use of infrared or near-infrared (NIR) light to be able to observe and track animals in a dark environment. NIR backlights specifically are useful to improve contrast for video tracking experiments.
We offer a range of standard and custom NIR backlighting options, either built-into the maze or stand-alone. This page shows some examples. Need something specific? Let us know!
Standard NIR backlight with camera gantry
This is a flexible option that can be used for a range of testing arenas, such as this sociability cage, open fields, or fish tanks.
NIR backlight for side-view tracking
This backlight is designed for side-view tracking of fish, allowing for accurate video tracking of for example shoaling, diving, and bottom dwelling behaviors.
Novel tank system
This custom system is equipped an NIR backlight that, depending on the positioning of the box, can be used for either side or top view video tracking.
Large round open field with NIR backlight
This large (170 cm!) custom open field is also equipped with NIR backlight. Other sizes are available upon request.